Events Listed As Arts and Entertainment

Upcoming Events
12 p.m.
Calendar: Museum of Art
Museum of Art LogoHear from current interns about recent projects and learn about museum developments.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
1:30 p.m.
Calendar: Museum of Art
Museum of Art LogoThis four-day workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, and 18-19 covering a variety of techniques pertaining to metal casting. Artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson will lead students in a study of works in the museum collection and the techniques used in their making. Attendees will create a small cast aluminum sculpture during this workshop, which takes place during two weekends over the summer.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
1:30 p.m.
Calendar: Museum of Art
Museum of Art LogoThis four-day workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, and 18-19 covering a variety of techniques pertaining to metal casting. Artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson will lead students in a study of works in the museum collection and the techniques used in their making. Attendees will create a small cast aluminum sculpture during this workshop, which takes place during two weekends over the summer.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Campus and community singers come together to form the Ball State School of Music Summer Chorus. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
9 a.m.
Calendar: Museum of Art
Museum of Art LogoOffered through the Indiana Academy for Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities website. Children in 3rd–5th grade will explore books, music, and art during a week in the David Owsley Museum of Art. Explore Ball State’s very own world-class art museum while you experience new cultures through their stories, unique sounds, and inspiring works of art. Campers will try their hand at art inspired by 20th century prints, Pacific Northwest totem poles, mandalas, and scroll paintings. At the conclusion of the week, parents will be invited to a special celebration to jet set around the world and see where art, music, and literature have taken their camper all in a week’s time! Children registered for both camps may stay for lunch. Click the link above for contact information and online registration.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
1:30 p.m.
Calendar: Museum of Art
Museum of Art LogoLearn techniques to create a sculpture in a variety of media with artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson. This course takes inspiration from the museum’s African and Pacific Island galleries. Participants will incorporate techniques using readily available materials found in our local environment. Materials provided. AR 223, Fine Arts Building and Museum of Art. Ages 16 and up. Limited to 10 participants. Cost: $20; $15 for Friends members and Ball State students.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7 p.m.
Frozen PlutoWarm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
2:30 p.m.
Flight AdventuresDiscover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
4 p.m.
Cosmic ColorsCosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
7:30 p.m.
Artie Shaugnessy has a goal of fame and fortune. Between his wife, his mistress, and his soldier son, these goals dissipate amid the chaos of their not so ordinary lives.
4 p.m.
Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour is premiering in Washington, DC in September 2014. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues.
2:30 p.m.
Artie Shaugnessy has a goal of fame and fortune. Between his wife, his mistress, and his soldier son, these goals dissipate amid the chaos of their not so ordinary lives.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshmen at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. Their follow up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, was premiered by American Songwriter and released on October 8th, 2013. Their sophomore album is slated for release in the summer of 2015.
7:30 p.m.
MAD WORLD is an exhilarating new musical centered on Dodgson's creation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" and his obsession with the young heroine, Alice, who inspired a global phenomenon.
7:30 p.m.
Revering the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes, Shadows of the 60’s brings to life these songs that span decades. Meticulous attention to style is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. This night of musical memories highlights the hits of three of Motown’s most prominent artists. This true rendition concludes with a grand finale featuring the music of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!
2:30 p.m.
MAD WORLD is an exhilarating new musical centered on Dodgson's creation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" and his obsession with the young heroine, Alice, who inspired a global phenomenon.
7:30 p.m.
Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to Emens Auditorium on October 2nd. This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert! www.CelticWoman.com
7:30 p.m.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: English
Poet Mark Irwin will be on campus to share his creative work with the public.
7 p.m.
An intimate evening of collaborative dance will feature faculty and student artists.
7:30 p.m.
Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold,” Bullets Over Broadway is the hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. Written by Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Franklin Shepard is a wealthy songwriter and film producer in 1970's Hollywood. Sondheim's musical rolls backward through time, showing Franklin's humble beginnings as an aspiring Broadway composer and his complicated journey to the present.
7:30 p.m.
You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The young circus troupe hails from a small town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and they have clearly drawn upon their country roots. The artists preform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm.
2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Franklin Shepard is a wealthy songwriter and film producer in 1970's Hollywood. Sondheim's musical rolls backward through time, showing Franklin's humble beginnings as an aspiring Broadway composer and his complicated journey to the present.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State student choreographers highlight the best in original dances.
2:30 p.m.
Ball State student choreographers highlight the best in original dances.
7:30 p.m.
William Shakespeare's As You Like It centers on the fair maiden Rosalind alongside her cousin, Celia, as they flee into the Forest of Arden to escape persecution from the power-hungry Duke. Come see the words of Shakespeare come alive in this classic comedy of love, power, and hidden identities.
7:30 p.m.
William Shakespeare's As You Like It centers on the fair maiden Rosalind alongside her cousin, Celia, as they flee into the Forest of Arden to escape persecution from the power-hungry Duke. Come see the words of Shakespeare come alive in this classic comedy of love, power, and hidden identities.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: English
Multi-genre author Ander Monson will be on campus to share his creative work with the public.
7:30 p.m.
The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
7:30 p.m.
Accordion Virtuosi of Russia was founded in 1943, during the Leningrad siege by Professor Pavel Smirnov. Throughout history, they have toured extensively in more than 20 countries and were invited to be part of the cultural program for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, Montreal in 1976, and Moscow in 1980. The outstanding ensemble’s repertoire ranges from folk music to arrangements of rock songs and continues to astound audiences around the world.
7:30 p.m.
Come celebrate dance with Ball State Dance Theatre as we showcase iconic works from the past as well as the innovative work of our present time.
7:30 p.m.
The date is 1976 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life – to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, and they decide to train together for a dance competition, their lives begin to change forever. This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love?
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Fresh from winning the Acoustic Artist of the Year award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Eric Bibb brings his stellar new band to the stage. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell (fiddle, banjo, Cajun accordion, vocals), Creole fiddler Cedric Watson and harmonica wizard Grant Dermody, this new band draws from a deep well of American roots music influences, from pre-war blues and early string band music to contemporary Americana.
7:30 p.m.
This classic children's story is a coming-of-age tale about a boy named Mowgli, who lives among the animals in the jungle. Will he be forced to go back to a human village, or be able to live out his life in his familiar jungle home?
2:30 p.m.
This classic children's story is a coming-of-age tale about a boy named Mowgli, who lives among the animals in the jungle. Will he be forced to go back to a human village, or be able to live out his life in his familiar jungle home?
7:30 p.m.
The Summer of Love Concert is a concert experience that has audiences reliving the memories and celebrating the songs of the Woodstock generation–the music that changed the world. All arrangements are played live and note-for-note by the highest caliber of musicians, including a horn section, rhythm section, singers, string section, back-up vocalists, keyboardists, guitarists and more.
7:30 p.m.
Based on a true story and adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace is mystery and revelation, a tantalizing exploration of memory, desire, and the darkest places of the human mind.
2:30 p.m.
Based on a true story and adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace is mystery and revelation, a tantalizing exploration of memory desire, and the darkest places of the human mind.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and with their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings that range from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.
7:30 p.m.
The music defined a generation, captured the hearts and ideals of millions, and now North Americans will be able to relive the memories as Annerin Productions proudly presents LET IT BE - A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles!
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
18 South's music is created by a wide array of influences. The organic and earthy quality of their sound rings with overtones of Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz and Gospel. It lends itself perfectly to their stripped down acoustic approach that is truly "Americana". The Band member résumé’s read like an Encyclopedia of Musical History and once you see them live, you'll know why they are individually some the most well respected musicians on the scene today.
7:30 p.m.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the "Corny Collins Show." With the help of some new friends, her kooky parents, and some hip dance moves, Tracy uses her stardom to teach the world a thing or two about acceptance and equality, all without denting her hairdo!
2:30 p.m.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the "Corny Collins Show." With the help of some new friends, her kooky parents, and some hip dance moves, Tracy uses her stardom to teach the world a thing or two about acceptance and equality, all without denting her hairdo!
7:30 p.m.
Ball State student choreographers highlight the best in original dances.
2:30 p.m.
Ball State student choreographers highlight the best in original dances.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality, Newcomer has the ability for sharp observation of the world. Newcomer has attracted a devoted following with her warm voice, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world. As in the work of poets Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, Newcomer’s songs are based in the ordinary, and infused with images from the natural world.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Pruis Hall
From a journey that began in 1992, with two sisters and a friend traveling in a van playing gigs for anyone and anywhere, to half a mission record sales locally and multiple ARIA awards, The Waifs have plenty of tales to tell through their music.
7:30 p.m.
LIFT: Lifting Up the Stories of Today's Youth is a new, interdisciplinary collaboration that allows its participants to lift up their own stories. LIFT aims to open a space for the authentic narratives of today's young America.
2:30 p.m.
LIFT: Lifting Up the Stories of Today's Youth is a new, interdisciplinary collaboration that allows its participants to lift up their own stories. LIFT aims to open a space for the authentic narratives to today's young America.
7:30 p.m.
A new play will be written and developed for this Initiative, featuring work by young Ball State playwrights, dramaturge, actors, and directors.
7:30 p.m.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
2:30 p.m.
LIFT: Lifting Up the Stories of Today's Youth is a new, interdisciplinary collaboration that allows its participants to lift up their own stories.
7:30 p.m.
As images of beauty are bombarding women and men every day, a multi-billion dollar economy is continually building on our insecurities about the size, shape and appearance of our bodies. This devised dance piece, beautifully and bravely explores the difficult question: Is there a link between cultural beauty standards and acts of violence against the human body?